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    Default Crossover Genres in Electronic Music - Yay or Nay?

    what is your opinion on the increasing popularity of cross-over / hybrid genre in electronic music at the moment?

    EG:
    Deadmau5' raise your weapon (prog house - dubstep crossover)

    Knife Party stuff (house and dubcrossover, most of the stuff are at house 128 bpm but it has a very apparent dubstep/brostep influence)

    some newer porter robinson stuff etc?

    PS: I am doing a market research for my school so please help out by voicing your opinion

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    Dubstep will eventually die out and lose popularity, like drum and bass did. House will always be the top electronic genre and the crossover elements, like the wobbles, will stay in house production. 128bpm will never die.

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    That's because 128bpm is so easy to dance to! I personally love crossover genres. For instance, I like drumstep (85-89bpm if gridded at halftime) a lot more than dubstep because it's more fast paced. I also like complextro because it has some really intense drops but maintains the ease of dance-ability inherent to electro and house.

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    Hardcore Gabber + Darkstep DnB = omyfuckinggod

    Example:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etbU00fsMTc
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    My opinion is that good music is good music.

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    When I hear the names of cross over genres --- I don't even know what they are called: Glitchbrostepelectrofunkcore I think to myself. WTF is that and who listens to that shit.

    Im with the guy up top who said most of that stuff will eventually die out and you'll here hints of it as you do now because it's a trend.
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    Thanks for the input guys! All this information / feedback (and the upcoming ones) will go into my marketing research assignment

    its good to see both sides of the people (pros / cons)

    i personally think hybrid genres are refreshing if done correctly


    personally i think it doesnt matter, if it sounds good then it sounds good, even if its electrotrancestepdrumminimaldutch whatever, if they used the right ingridients to bake a cake and it somehow tastes good, then yes why not haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPopinjay View Post
    Hardcore Gabber + Darkstep DnB = omyfuckinggod

    Example:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etbU00fsMTc
    great track. the genre is called darkcore, which is technically a d'n'b subgenre, but it overlaps with hardcore. fascinating little detail in my opinion, because when you hear tracks like what you posted you can actually tell how the two genres blend. otherwise darkcore is mainly much faster, more discordant gabber.

    and guys, how about this for an example of a cross over, eh?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh7mia8T2_o

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazwrx187 View Post
    dubstep will eventually die out and lose popularity, like drum and bass did.
    what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Paris View Post
    what?
    Read 'popularity' as 'mainstream appeal'.

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